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Celebrating costumes

60 min visit

Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la Musique
20 Dec → 10 May 2020
Tue to Fri from 12 pm to 6 pm. Sat & Sun from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Mon.

« A unique opportunity to slip behind the scenes, in pursuit of these enchanted shows !  »

Do you know what "Thriving Arts" is? No ? Well, the "flourishing arts" give pride of place to costumes designed for lyrical or theatrical performances. They enchant us when we see them on stage. The crease of the shiny fabric, their shimmering colours, the attention to detail transport us into the stories we are told. Les Arts Florissants has been producing costumes for forty years now, collaborating on shows at the Paris Opera, the Théâtre du Châtelet or the Festival International d'Aix-en-Provence. To celebrate this anniversary, the Musée de la musique unveils 40 costumes from the most beautiful operas, from Monteverdi's Retour d'Ulysse to Rameau's Indes galantes. In the form of a monumental display in the heart of the permanent collections, a poetic and surprising dialogue is created between the costumes, works of art and instruments on display. It attests to the fruitful partnership between these major performing arts institutions and Les Arts Florissants, visible through the care they take in the production of productions, where all trades are involved in a permanent creative process. To be discovered through the permanent collections.


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